Jennifer McLaughlin via Crowdrise
January 02, 2012
Phil Campbell wrote -
Phil and Phyllis Campbells are gathering to help the tornado-devastated town of Phil Campbell, Alabama.
We are trying to raise enough money to allow us to fund a Habitat for Humanity home for at least one family who lost their home.
The tornado that struck on April 27 was awesome in its size and destructive power. Its 175- mile-per-hour winds cut a path twelve miles long and half a mile wide. A hundred homes, two churches, a gas station, and a number of retail stores were utterly destroyed, and more than 26 people were killed.
Phil Campbells will visit Phil Campbell, Alabama on June 17th and 18th, the dates for the town’s anniversary celebrations, which the town is resolute to continue. The Phil Campbells do as a show of solidarity with the town; they will also lend a hand with any volunteer work the town needs.
We Phil Campbells are working together as a group. Phillip Campbell of Birmingham, Alabama visited Phil Campbell ahead of the group, taking with him a stack of donated Wal-Mart gift cards. Phil Campbell of Darlington, South Carolina is coordinating our hotel reservations in anticipation of our June visit. Philip Campbell of Nottingham, England and Phil Campbell of Bendigo, Australia have provided crucial online media assistance. And Phil Campbell of Bowral, Australia is offering his veteran advice in emergency response services.
“Let us, Phil Campbells all, pull together in any way we can to help.” -- Phyllis Campbell of Cub Run, Kentucky, added.
A $50 donation gets you an "I'm with Phil" campaign t-shirt (plus shipping) - we are OUT of XLs for now, unfortunately. A $150 donation will get you a copy of the documentary that results from this campaign (plus shipping). If you want either you MUST send me a separate email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm.
UPDATE: Given some corporate sponsors we've recently accepted on www.imwithphil.com, we are VERY close to being able to fund our first home. Giving is more important than ever now!
You don’t need to be a Phil Campbell to help Phil Campbell. Please help out this town by giving whatever you can.
However good our intentions, the Phil Campbells of the world cannot do it alone. We need you to join our growing movement to help the town of Phil Campbell, Alabama.
Media for the “I’m With Phil” Campaign
The Wall Street Journal:http://tinyurl.com/3s7b243
CBCCanada Radio: http://soundcloud.com/philca/phil-campbell-of-new-york
“The Takeaway” morning radio: http://www.thetakeaway.org/2011/may/23/tornado-damaged-town-finds-odd-benefactors/
BBC Nottingham: http://tinyurl.com/428b6rs
Associated Press: http://tinyurl.com/3fe5ua9
The MemphisFlyer: http://tinyurl.com/428tat4
WAFF Channel 48 News: http://tinyurl.com/3pg8v4v
Newstalk Ireland: http://tinyurl.com/4344bn5
The Daily Record UK: http://tinyurl.com/43dhwx9